Who has time to cook?
Why pay big bucks for a frozen pie that fills your freezer and has to be cooked in the big oven all at once?
This is an incredibly lazy, incredibly tasty pie recipe that literally anyone can make.
“Lazy or efficient? It’s all in the eye of the beholder.”
~ So Says Sunny
Back when I was a kid, my single mom got some meal plans from the US government for cooking healthy meals on a budget. I’m pretty sure this Meatloaf Burgers recipe was one of them.
It’s important to understand why meatloaf was invented. The eggs and crackers helped stretch the ground beef, a practice that was crucial during hard times. Though beef isn’t such a luxury these days, we can still benefit from reducing the amount of red meat in our diet.
But I love these meatloaf burgers because of the taste — They’re flavorful, super-juicy burgers with all the onions and Worcestershire sauce built-in.
Plus, I can make a huge batch and pull them from the freezer for easy meals later.
I make a taco salad pasta dish I affectionately call Mexican Mess or Micro Taco Salad. I have no idea where the recipe came from.
The taco pasta is sort of like a Mexican-spiced Spaghetti with Meat Sauce … but once you add all the toppings, the similarity fades.
Stretching meat with pasta (or beans or tofu) has long been a strategy for poor folk (myself included) but it is also healthy by cutting red meat consumption. And using whole wheat or fiber-fortified pasta makes the dish even more nutritious.